Factors Contributing to Perceptions About Policies Regarding the Electronic Monitoring of Sex Offenders: The Role of Demographic Characteristics, Victimization Experiences, and Social Disorganization
Abbreviated Journal Title
Int. J. Offender Ther. Comp. Criminol.
registered sex offenders; electronic monitoring; perceptions; attribution theory; social disorganization; NEIGHBORHOOD CONTEXT; CRIMINAL VICTIMIZATION; COLLECTIVE EFFICACY; FEAR; CRIME; DISORDER; IMPACT; RISK; INCARCERATION; NOTIFICATION; Criminology & Penology; Psychology, Applied
The purpose of this article is to explore factors contributing to perceptions about electronic monitoring policies governing sex offenders. Guided by Tannenbaum's theory of attribution and Shaw and McKay's theory of social disorganization, the authors examine the influence of demographic characteristics, victimization experiences, and neighborhood characteristics on perceptions about policies regarding the electronic monitoring of sex offenders. Ordinary least squares regression and logistic regression analyses of stratified telephone survey data reveal that factors associated with favorable views on the use of global positioning satellite monitoring for registered sex offenders appear to stem primarily from individuals' demographic characteristics. Experiential and neighborhood factors do provide some influence over individuals' views of electronic monitoring policies for sex offenders. Theoretical and policy implications are discussed.
International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
"Factors Contributing to Perceptions About Policies Regarding the Electronic Monitoring of Sex Offenders: The Role of Demographic Characteristics, Victimization Experiences, and Social Disorganization" (2013). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 3755.